PULSE Applications Open for 2018

Are you an entrepreneur working to solve healthcare’s greatest challenges? Applications are now open for the PULSE@MassChallenge 2018 Digital Health Lab! Startups from a wide variety of healthcare innovation topics including chronic disease management, machine learning, and patient engagement are welcome to apply. At PULSE’s application launch, Program Director Nick Dougherty emphasized the program’s mission

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Innovator Spotlight – Shaan-Chirag Gandhi, MD

Shaan Chirag-Gandhi is an internist at MGH and a winner of the Year 2 Ether Dome Challenge for SmartRx, an automated natural language processing-based software platform. Dr. Ghandi co-developed the project with MGH cardiologist Dr. Maulik Majmudar, who also serves as Associate Director of the HTL and co-founder of health technology startup Quanttus. The project

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Call for Submissions! Philips Wearables Challenge 

The Philips Wearables Challenge is a call for novel solutions to predict early signs of patient deterioration in order to prevent hospital readmission and escalation in care throughout the patient journey. What cutting edge technologies and systems — wireless wearable sensors, connected devices, continuous, real-time monitoring, data analytics, etc. — can be deployed to facilitate early, appropriate

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Announcing our Co.Create Year 3 Winners!

The Healthcare Transformation Lab is pleased to announce the winners this year’s Co. Create program. Three student-innovator groups were selected from 19 applicants and will receive funding and mentorship to develop their ideas in concert with clinical needs and help their potentially revolutionary ideas become reality. This year’s winners, Mobiosense, Pine Health and Rendever, each

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Announcing our Inaugural Aetna Foundation Fellows!

The Healthcare Transformation Lab is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the Aetna Foundation Fellows in Healthcare Innovation, made possible by generous support from the Aetna Foundation. This year’s fellows are Dr. Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH and Dr. Yanik J. Bababekov, MD, MPH. A practicing internal medicine hospitalist at MGH, Dr. Carter has experience

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PULSE Finale Recap

The Pulse@MassChallenge startup incubator operates much like any other startup accelerator. But the differences are key — the program, part of a public-private partnership with the Commonweatlh of Massachusetts, takes no equity in the startups and doesn’t accept startups unless a major healthcare stakeholder wants to work with them as a “champion” in a relationship

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Innovator Spotlight – Kyan Safavi

Kyan Safavi, MD Kyan Safavi is a resident in the Department of Anesthesiology at MGH. He recently completed a research rotation in the Healthcare Transformation Lab as the clinical lead of product development of the Ping functionality of Mojo 2.0, a secure messaging platform built by MGH’s Lab of Computer Science and a flagship project of the

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MIT Grand Hack 2017

MIT Hacking Medicine is excited to bring you Grand Hack 2017 on May 12-May 14, in Cambridge, MA. Want to change healthcare? Don’t know where to start, or looking for teammates? Tackle healthcare’s toughest pain points alongside healthcare professionals, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Participants of any background with a passion for healthcare are welcome! With

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Improving Digital Navigation – A New MGH Map

Over the past year, the Healthcare Transformation Lab has collaborated with MGH’s Specialized Healthcare Services and the Marketing Department to create a fresh new digital map of the MGH campus. The map – now live on the MGH website – offers a detailed, visual representation of our campus including photos and detailed information on buildings and

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Healthcare Transformation Lab – Year in Review 2015 – 2016

We’re very proud of all that our Healthcare Transformation Lab has accomplished in its second and we’re eager to expand our efforts in the years ahead. View our year in review report to see what we’ve been up to!